This week on The Malliard Report Jim welcomes a guest that is as diverse as he is. Not afraid to shy away from any of the topics, Gerald Posner dives right in to very deep and controversial subjects and presents views that go against the norm. From the mysteries surrounding the Vatican, the always perplexing JFK assassination (his view may shock you), Josef Mengele, and even Martin Luther King Jr. Gerald digs in and brings his legal background to shed new light on these subjects.
Posner has an incredibly impressive background and this plays into his ability to research the unusual. “…one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Political Science major, Posner was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), where he was also a national debating champion, winner of the Meiklejohn Award. At Hastings Law School (1978), he was an Honors Graduate and served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. Of Counsel to Posner & Ferrara, the New York law firm he cofounded, he is a member of the NY and DC bars as well as the International Criminal Court. In the past, he was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s Sunday current events program. He has been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. In 2009 he was the Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast. A former member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is a member of the Authors Guild, PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is represented by BrightSight Group for lectures about investigative journalism and his books. His wife, author, Trisha Posner, works with him on all his project”
The Vatican, one of the most well-known places in the world yet shrouded in some of the darkest of mysteries. In Posner’s latest book, he paints an expose’ that reveals some of the shady dealings of one of the largest financiers in the world. Some may find it shocking that a religious institution would be tied to major under dealings, but it would not be the first time. From their secret archives implemented in the 17th century by Pope Paul V to the infamous “Ratlines” (passports issued by the Vatican to NAZI and SS leadership to escape Europe to Central America) during World War II, the Vatican is no stranger to controversy.
This is a short but powerful interview and Gerald’s work is certainly worth looking into. You can find all of Gerald’s books on Amazon and through his website www.posner.com . You can also find Gerald on Twitter @GeraldPosner . For all things Malliard head over to www.malliard.com and connect with Jim on Twitter @Malliard. Make sure to share the show and spread the word.